Submedia tv interviews Randy Rowland, co-founder of Pepperspray Productions' "Indymedia Presents".
Seattle's WTO Protests As A Lesson For The Role Of Indymedia In An Election Year.
"The looming election puts people into political motion but can draw them away from the barricades.
The role of independent media can be to tell the "stories of the barricades" to the vast numbers of people who are--thanks to the elections--more interested than usual in the issues.
We are the megaphone of the movement," Randy says. Skillful agitation encourages all those marching toward the ballot box to exceed their limitations, to join the militants on the barricades, and really go for the change we so sorely need."
Pepperspray Productions formed shortly after the WTO protests in Seattle, in response to the Independent Media Center's call, "don't hate the media, be the media!". We believe that the Corporate Media is not telling us the whole story, and that the people must make our own media if we want our voices to be heard.